Shift to Home-Based Learning for Fuchun Primary School and Frontier Primary School

Published Date: 17 May 2021 08:06 PM

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Fuchun Primary School and Frontier Primary School

A student from Fuchun Primary School was tested positive for COVID-19 on 16 May 2021. The student was last in school on 12 May and was well. He had been placed on Quarantine Order from 12 May as his household member had tested positive.

2. A teacher from Frontier Primary School was also tested positive for COVID-19 on 16 May 2021. The teacher was last in school on 14 May and was well. She developed Acute Respiratory Infection symptoms later that day and consulted a doctor in the evening. Investigations and contact tracing by the Ministry of Health (MOH) are underway.

3. Fuchun Primary School and Frontier Primary School have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the school premises. Close contacts of the confirmed cases have also been placed on Quarantine Order, and will undergo the COVID-19 PCR swab tests.

4. Both schools have moved to Home-Based Learning (HBL) from Monday, 17 May to the end of Term 2 on Friday, 28 May to safeguard students and staff and prevent the risk of any transmission in the school. MOE is in contact with the schools to provide the necessary support for teachers and students in conducting online learning. Teachers are also in contact with students and parents.

Update on case linked to Seedlings World Student Care @ Frankel

5. A student from Maha Bodhi School was tested positive for COVID-19 on 16 May 2021. The student had been placed on Quarantine Order from 14 May as she had attended the same external student care centre, Seedlings World Student Care @ Frankel, as an earlier confirmed case1 ​from St Stephen's School.

6. The student was last in school on 12 May, and was well. As this is a linked case, where she had developed symptoms after being quarantined, MOH does not require contact tracing among school contacts. As such, the school will continue with physical lessons from 17 May to 18 May, before starting full HBL on 19 May. MOE will continue to monitor the situation closely, and work with the school and parents to ensure the well-being of staff and students.

7. With the increase in the number of local cases, we urge all students and staff to continue practising good personal hygiene and adhering to Safe Management Measures. This includes wearing masks, washing hands frequently, wiping down equipment and tables after each use, seeing a doctor if they are sick.

Footnotes
  1. This student from St Stephen's School had attended classes run by an infected private tutor at Learning Point Tuition Centre (Parkway Centre).
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